Jaique Ip Wan In Emerges Victorious
HONG Kong’s Jaique Ip Wan In emerged victorious from a raft of women snooker stars from around the globe to claim the inaugural Agnes Davies Memorial trophy.
Ip Wan In, twice IBSF Women’s World Championship runner-up, defeated her compatriot So Man Yan 3-0 in the final at the Terry Griffiths Matchroom in Llanelli, South Wales.
The first ranking event of the 2012/13 season was dedicated to the memory of the World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association’s former life president, who died last year aged 90.
Agnes Davies (nee Morris) was effectively the women’s professional world champion in 1949 and represented her native Wales for a staggering 60 years.
Ng On Yee, the IBSF Women’s World Champion in 2009 and 2010, compiled the day’s highest break of 83 in her 3-0 last-16 victory over Derby’s Hannah Jones.
Gaye Jones (Melksham, Wilts) won the Seniors event and Vicky Carter (Stevenage) claimed the Plate trophy.
The WLBSA thanked Terry Griffiths and his staff for hosting the event, and local referee John Pellew whose company, Western Power Distribution, donated the trophy.
PRELIMS: June Banks beat Jenny Poulter 3-1, Gaye Jones beat Jan Hughes 3-1, Marianne Williams beat Donna Davies 3-0.
LAST-16: Banks w/o Maria Catalano, Jaique Ip Wan In beat Maureen Rowland 3-0, Yu Ching Ching w/o Janie Watkins, Tina Owen-Sevilton beat G Jones 3-1, Tatjana Vasiljeva (32) beat Vicky Carter 3-1, So Man Yan beat Laura Alves 3-0, Ng On Yee (41, 83) beat Hannah Jones 3-0, Eva Palmius beat Williams 3-2.
QUARTER-FINALS: Ip Wan In (39) beat Banks (44) 3-2, Owen-Sevilton beat Yu 3-0, So beat Vasiljeva (32, 38) 3-2, Ng (54) beat Palmius 3-0.
SEMI-FINALS: Ip Wan In (38) beat Owen-Sevilton 3-1, So (39, 49) beat Ng 3-2.
FINAL: Ip Wan In beat So 3-0.
PRELIM: Jan Hughes beat Maureen Rowland 1-0.
QUARTER-FINALS: Eva Palmius beat Hughes 1-0, Laura Alves w/o June Banks, Gaye Jones beat Donna Davies 1-0, Jenny Poulter beat Marianne Williams 1-0.
SEMI-FINALS: Palmius beat Alves 1-0, Jones beat Poulter 1-0.
FINAL: Jones beat Palmius 1-0.
PRELIM: Jenny Poulter beat Donna Davies 2-0.
QUARTER-FINALS: Vicky Carter beat Poulter 2-0, Jan Hughes w/o Gaye Jones, Hannah Jones beat Maureen Rowland 2-0, Marianne Williams beat Laura Alves 2-0.
SEMI-FINALS: Carter beat Hughes 2-0, H Jones beat Williams 2-0.
FINAL: Carter beat H Jones 2-0.
Maria Catalano (Dudley, West Mids)
June Banks (Orpington, Kent)
Maureen Rowland (Wallsend, Tyne & Wear)
Tatjana Vasiljeva (Latvia)
Donna Davies (Carmarthen)
Janie Watkins (Llanelli)
Laura Alves (Dublin)
Jenny Poulter (Maidstone)
Tina Owen-Sevilton (Bridgewater, Somerset)
Gaye Jones (Melksham, Wilts)
Eva Palmius (Isleham, Cambs)
Jan Hughes (St Neots, Cambs)
Vicky Carter (Stevenage)
Ng On Yee (Hong Kong)
Jaique Ip Wan In (Hong Kong)
So Man Yan (Hong Kong)
Yu Ching Ching (Hong Kong)
Marianne Williams (Smallfield, Surrey)
Hannah Jones (Derby)
Pictures of Jaique Ip Wan In by Monique Limbos